Experienced VT provider
Experienced Vision Therapists
Clinical Curriculum Attendance Recommended
VT4 / Expanding the Scope of Your VT Procedures
What to do When Patients don’t Seem to Fit
This course is highly interactive, with small group presentations and hands-on experience that will provide the experience you need for the confidence you desire. Free continuing consultation is offered after courses to ensure you have the resources available to help you through difficult cases and give you the reinforcement you need to continue to develop your analytical and clinical skills. This course helps you understand why you do what you do.
This course is a stand-alone extension of the OEPF Clinical Curriculum (CC), designed to build on the foundation of what you learned in your practice and/ or the three OEPF CC vision therapy (VT) courses. The other OEPF VT courses are organized around three types of patients based on their clinical presentations.
VT1 Visual Dysfunctions – general binocular dysfunctions
VT2 Learning Related Visual Problems – educational difficulties secondary to visual problems
VT3 Amblyopia and Strabismus – asymmetries manifesting as strabismus and/or amblyopia
Attendees at CC courses are always encouraged to ask questions beyond the course itself. This dialogue with attendees has allowed OEPF to design a course aimed specifically at meeting the needs of clinicians as they work through the grids in their practice. The result is “VT4 - Expanding the Scope of Your VT Procedures”. The VT4 is quite different in design and purpose. This advanced seminar format first introduces you to a line of inquiry, and from there you work in a small, facilitated group of colleagues discussing new ways of applying these
concepts together with what was learned in the previous VT courses. Ten questions or statements drawn from actual cases and consultations provide stimulation and direction of discussion, facilitating creativity in developing solutions to the problems presented.
Small groups then come together within the larger group to share new applications, allowing you to share, organize, and extend your thinking to better address the needs of new populations. These populations include the very young child (a VT candidate not ready for one of the formal VT curricula) as well as patients, regardless of age, who present with more profound challenges. You will also have an opportunity to work with numerous activities covering a variety of VT situations. In this course, the grid which emerges is not a hierarchy, but rather a convenient reference. You will be encouraged to become confident in selecting specific activities based on how you choose to meet the patients’ needs.